Full coverage foundation is a must-have for me. The cold, harsh weather can really have an impact on my skin and often leaves me with bad acne and scarring. I try to give my skin a breather but full coverage is essential for when I’m leaving the house! I used to spend a lot of money on foundations to ensure they were the best coverage, but I’ve discovered a lot of drugstore foundations that are a lot cheaper and match up to the intense coverage of the high end products!
My all-time favourite full coverage foundation is the Maybelline 24 hour Superstay Foundation. This product retails at £9.99 and is super full coverage. The formula is very similar to the Estée Lauder Double Wear – but a fraction of the price! The formula isn’t too heavy and a small amount goes a long way so the bottle lasts you a long time. The colours, for me, are perfect because they have good olive undertones to match my fake tan!
My second recommendation is the Fenty Pro Filtr Foundation. This one is on the pricier side, but is one of my favourites. If you suffer from oily skin then this product is perfect for you! My skin is very oily and tends to end up coming through my foundation, however this foundation stops that from happening due to how matte it is! The coverage is full but is also buildable which I like. One thing I will say is that these are quite yellow undertoned, so I do have to mix it with another one to adjust the colour slightly.
A third favourite of mine is the L’oreal True Match Foundation. This is a funny one for me because when I worked for L’Oreal, I ended up getting sick of wearing this foundation every single day. However I have fallen back in love with it! This is a more light-medium coverage but when built up it is great for full coverage! They have a range of undertones and it has SPF 15 in it which is still important to have in the Winter!
My final recommendation is the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick. Now, stick foundations aren’t really my thing as they tend to mix with the oils on my skin and end up separating or going patchy. However this foundation is super creamy and a dream to blend out. The stick lasts you a LONG time and the coverage is buildable which I love. This foundation is loved by many famous Youtubers and it lasts all day on your skin without wearing off. I tend to not put huge amounts of it in the areas where I do get oily, but I love to build it up on my cheeks and forehead to give me an even and smooth complexion.
So there are my top recommendations. I pair these with a full coverage concealer and a good setting spray to last me through the harsh and cold weather. You don’t always have to spend a bomb to get the best quality and coverage in a foundation, as the high street has a lot to offer these days!